IBM Launches New Cloud Computing Services
IBM has announced new services aimed at helping businesses take advantage of cloud computing. And small- and midsize-business owners that have been thinking about making the leap to the cloud will be most interested in the industry-specific consulting service that assesses the cost of building a cloud.
SAP CEO: SaaS Hurts Our Profits
The company has readied version 2.0 of Business ByDesign, but a broad-market push is too costly for SAP, incoming chief executive Leo Apotheker said.
Nokia To Launch MVNO In Japan
The cell phone manufacturing giant is hoping to boost its miniscule market share in Japan with a high-end mobile phone service.
Smartphone Business Apps On The Rise
One factor, according to J. Gold Associates, is that access to corporate applications from smartphones is expected to rise 71% in one year and 196% in three years.
Google Crowdsources YouTube Support
YouTube is looking for users willing to make a video to explain topics such as Editing my video, Customizing channels, and Transferring from camera to computer.
Amazon Brings PayGo Pricing To Content Delivery
Amazon's pulls back the curtain on another component of its increasingly broad cloud computing services with the beta release of the CloudFront CDN. Content delivery networks are hardly new, but CloudFront's accessible pricing structure makes it particularly appealing to growing businesses that can't or won't enter into long-term contracts.
Mobile TV Sees Little U.S. Interest
Adoption is at only 1% because of limited channels and poor networks, but a JupiterResearch report shows interest in watching recorded content on mobile handsets is on the rise.
Nokia Expects Shipments To Drop
The world's No. 1 handset maker said it now estimates that fourth-quarter mobile device volumes will be about 330 million devices -- down slightly from its earlier estimates.
Qualcomm Refocuses On Mobile Banking, TV
MediaFLO and Firethorn technologies are the short-term strategies for the company while it develops its LTE infrastructure and its Snapdragon platform for wireless.